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To all Wine Exchangers,
Great to see this winery finally start getting its just due.

The most recent set of releases from the Doyard family blew away Wine Advocate Champagne reviewer Stephan Reinhardt and we’ve always tasted why. These are scintillating Champagnes sourced from diligently-farmed fruit that see extended cellar time until they’re ready to unleash their filigreed goodness on the wine world.

Stephan actually wrote some volumes concerning his recent experience tasting with Yannick Doyard, and we couldn’t have said it any better ourselves….

Yannick Doyard…presented a fantastic quintet of Champagnes during a speed-meeting in Cramant earlier this year...There might be not many better cuvées in the Côte des Blancs at this price level than Doyard's Premier Cru Cuvée Vendémiaire…Doyard has holdings in prestigious grand crus and premier crus such as Vertus, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Avize, Cramant, Aÿ and Dizy. The majority (90%) is Chardonnay, and just one hectare is Pinot Noir. The vines are 40 years old (on average), and the yields are kept very low. Since only the very best grapes are processed, the annual production is just 40,000 bottles. The wines are partly vinified in used oak barrels and kept on the lees until March. Malolactic fermentation is blocked, but the second fermentation is under natural cork, which softens the texture a bit and underlines the vinous, elegant character of the enormously concentrated, vital wines that will get even better with age. 

The NV Brut Premier Cru Cuvée Vendémiaire is a Chardonnay from five villages of the Côte des Blancs but is mainly sourced in Vertus (50%). The recent disgorgement from early 2018 (dosage: four grams per liter) is based on the 2012 vintage and includes 50% of reserve wines from vintages 2011 down to 2008. Intensely citrus colored, this is a pure, fresh, concentrated, very mineral and pure Chardonnay that still offers greenish citrus flavors. With great finesse and complexity on the palate, it is very elegant and pure as well as very long and expressive, with intense, powerful and well-concentrated but fresh and highly finessed fruit and vitality. There is lots of energy and tension here, lots of expression and length. Great complexity and vitality. This has huge aging potential. A great wine, indeed. 94 points.

You want value?

No other NV Champagne surpassed this wine in Wine Advocate’s entire report for price/quality ratio.

Highest score, lowest price, simple as that.  Oh yeah, the wine’s AWESOME.

We have a scant 20 cases in stock now, but this wine won’t make it until the holidays, grab yours while you can….

Doyard Brut Premier Cru Cuvee Vendemiaire
 

 

94 Points! The NV Brut Premier Cru Cuvée Vendémiaire is a Chardonnay from five villages of the Côte des Blancs but is mainly sourced in Vertus (50%). The recent disgorgement from early 2018 (dosage: four grams per liter) is based on the 2012 vintage and includes 50% of reserve wines from vintages 2011 down to 2008. Intensely citrus colored, this is a pure, fresh, concentrated, very mineral and pure Chardonnay that still offers greenish citrus flavors. With great finesse and complexity on the palate, it is very elegant and pure as well as very long and expressive, with intense, powerful and well-concentrated but fresh and highly finessed fruit and vitality. There is lots of energy and tension here, lots of expression and length. Great complexity and vitality. This has huge aging potential. A great wine, indeed. - Stephan Reinhardt, Wine Advocate
ONLY $39.98

 

 

 

 

 

 

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